North Wales is packed full of stunning scenery, beaches, mountains and castles of course. We really enjoyed our week there recently. And it was lovely to catch up with friends and relatives.
I thought I would show you a little collage of photos seeing as this week’s Photo Challenge was – Collage
Some of you may have noticed that my Silent Sunday photo was not from Ireland but Wales. We spent another lovely week in North Wales last week visiting Grandparents.
This particular bend in the road I took for the One A week Photo Challenge – Turn
Rural north Wales
This week’s weekly photo challenge of “shadow” had me hunting back to some photos taken on our holiday in North Wales last June. This was a summer’s evening when the clouds of a rainy day finally cleared to a beautiful blue sky, and some lovely shadows.
We recently spent a week in North Wales, not far from Snowdonia National Park. The park covers over 2000 square kilometres of mountain, lakes, rivers, valleys, coast and woodland. It is rich in biodiversity and a great place to explore.
Snowdonia itself is the largest mountain in Wales (and England) at 1085m and is very popular with hill walkers. There are over 2000km of public footpaths in the park so plenty to choose from. We particularly enjoyed a walk at Cwm Idwal, Ogwen, which climbed just a little up a glacial valley and then around a lake. The paths are very well maintained and it was a perfect walk for the kids.
You cannot visit Wales without also visiting a castle. This year we visited Beaumaris Castle, on Anglesey. Beaumaris is a World Heritage Site. The castle built by the English King Edward I, was started in 1295 but was never actually completed.
CAstle in Wales
The West Highland Railway runs a steam train through part of the National Park. It is a great way to view some of the amazing scenery, and you almost feel that you have stepped back in time when you board the train. We traveled just a short section of the 40 mile track from Waunfawr to Rhyd Ddu.
Just a little sample of our week in Wales.